FCAT Scores Delayed
As Florida public school students count down the days until their summer vacation, educators are counting on results. Scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, have been delayed.
On Friday the Florida Department of Education sent out an email to every superintendent in the state, saying FCAT scores would be tardy.
The email says the cause of the hold-up is the testing company the state Department of Education hired to administer and score the exams, NCS Pearson.
Educators in Alachua county were expecting FCAT scores this week, however, they've been delayed at least to the end of June.
"The state requires students to take certain courses based on how they do on the FCAT," said Jackie Johnson, spokesperson for Alachua County public schools, "without the FCAT, we cant schedule students, we cant set up the classes, we cant hire the teachers. So this really creates a planning nightmare for us."
The Department of Education says Pearson will reimburse school districts, who will be mailing individual student reports to homes this summer.
Two weeks ago , Alachua county public schools received scores for the third grade reading and math FCAT, as well as the 10th grade FCAT re-takes.
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